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Florida ranked 3rd most dangerous state in the US

WalletHub made the list based on personal, financial and workplace safety as well as traffic deaths, number of law enforcement and number of assaults.

In a recent WalletHub study, Florida ranked 48th in the list of safest states in the country.

It has nothing to do with the number of alligators, pythons, lightning strikes or cases of flesh-eating bacteria.

WalletHub said it compared all 50 states across Personal & Residential Safety, Financial Safety, Road Safety, Workplace Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Those safety and preparedness indicators included the number of mass shootings, number of murders, the unemployment rate, identity theft complaints, number of DUIs, road quality, workplace injuries and illnesses and number of climate disasters causing $1 billion or more in damage.

The safest state is Minnesota, according to WalletHub, followed by Vermont and Maine. The five least safe states according to the study are Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Florida also tied with Oklahoma for the second-highest share of uninsured people. 

In better news, Florida ranked second for "lowest bullying-incidence rate." 

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